Lawrence Hopewell Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
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Lawrence Hopewell Trail is a 9.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pennington, New Jersey that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
377 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

cross country skiing

fishing

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) is a 20+ miles bicycle and pedestrian recreational trail and transportation corridor through public and private lands in Lawrence and Hopewell Townships, Mercer County, New Jersey.

6 months ago

Not sure why this hike is rated as moderate unless it's based on distance. This is a relatively flat trail, either paved or of crushed cinder, with few wooded areas. It's a nice walk but not what I would consider hiking.

hiking
7 months ago

Wide open trails, beautiful scenery and wildlife. Great for biking, bird watching, family hike. Only small negative (for me) - you will see people :)

mountain biking
10 months ago

Really great easy trail to ride. Lots to see and a hidden gem.

hiking
10 months ago

It's always been a challenge to find a trail that had light traffic and was pretty wide open. We have a young guard dog, 127lbs, if he doesn't know u and u are approaching us, he's gonna "defend mom" aka seriously scare the s***t out of everyone. Tried hiking with him in the Ramapo State Forest but that's waaay too dangerous with the trails being narrow and steep half the time. Every time ppl would pass, I had to basically head up the mountain and hope for the best on the way down. Not fun. This trail was the opposite - super wide, well marked, very light traffic (and that's on a Saturday morning!). Will def make it a weekly thing!

hiking
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Nice place but a lot of foot traffic depending on the time that you go. The trails are scenic but if solitude is what you're looking for, this isn't the place to go. Going to try going during the week day when I'm able to in hopes it is slightly better!

hiking
Friday, September 23, 2016

Love the many trails that can be used. It can feel like a new park just by exploring a new section of the park. In most parts of the park biking is really easy. And they keep adding trails to the park. I use it mostly for hiking and a little birding.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Great, well maintained, pretty lake and a nice little creek down in the woods of Rosedale park. Well trafficked so don't expect solitude during peak hours, but most weekdays are rather quiet. Often see horses on the trails. Easy terrain, but the non-gravel trails get quite muddy and sloppy in spring/fall when it's been raining frequently. Plenty of trails with enough variation to make a walk of whatever length you want, but it's all mostly flat, only a few hills. And quite a few deer and other wildlife wandering around to see.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Beautiful, relatively new and very well marked trail! I started from lake Rosedale in Rosedale Park and did the loop around Northwest Park. This trail or at least this section is not paved so I wasn't crazy excited but the lake, the scenery in general and the fact that trail is very well marked with signs showing you where to go were reasons I had fun on that trail. The trail can take you to see different things (AT&T tower, farmlands, etc.) so the signs are great help.

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trail running
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